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Laine takes next step in concussion recovery

18-year-old skated with the team in a non-contact jersey

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

Yellow may not be a colour associated with the Winnipeg Jets uniform, but it was a welcome addition during Friday's practice.

It was the colour worn by Patrik Laine, who joined the team for practice in a non-contact jersey for the first time since his concussion on Jan. 7.

Laine rotated in on line rushes, and put in some time as a penalty killer during the team's 45-minute skate, and said he's feeling better with each passing day.

"It was nice to go out there with the team, and getting back in shape. I'm feeling pretty good, " said Laine.

The 18-year-old said he didn't remember much about the hit, and struggled with headaches and fatigue for the first few days. He doesn't have a particular game circled on the calendar for when he hopes to return. His focus is just on getting healthy.

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Pavelec, Jets earn dominant win over Coyotes

Fourteen different players found the scoresheet in a 6-3 win

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - If there was ever a time for the Winnipeg Jets to produce an effort like that - a surgical, and at times dominant showing - this was it.

All the talk leading up set the stage, wrote the script, and ultimately provided answers - for one night, anyway - to the many questions plaguing the team throughout a dismal four-game losing streak.

An offence run dry in the past few games? They responded with timely (and just plain explosive) goal scoring.

Goaltending not quite up to par? How about a sparkling, 30-save showcase for the 'newcomer'?

Altogether, it yielded some of the most exciting hockey of the season and above all, two colossal points in that ever-tightening western conference playoff race.

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Infographic: Jets vs Coyotes

Jets snap losing skid with 6-3 win on home ice

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

The Jets had goals from six different players, and Ondrej Pavelec made 30 saves to pave the way to a 6-3 win over Arizona.

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Laine skates for first time since concussion

Rookie skated on Wednesday, no timetable yet for return

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Paul Maurice promised he would give notice when Patrik Laine got on the ice for the first time since sustaining a concussion in Buffalo on Jan. 7.

Today, he made good on that promise.

"Patrik Laine skated today," Maurice said to open his pre-game media availability ahead of tonight's 6:30 pm puck drop against Arizona.

Laine skated with Director of Fitness Dr. Craig Slaunwhite prior to the team's 9:30 am morning skate at MTS Centre. The light skate was the next phase in Laine's recovery.

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GAME DAY: Jets look to snap skid tonight vs. Coyotes

6:30pm CT - TV: Sportsnet; Radio: TSN 1290

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

Video: WPG vs. ARI - Pre-Game - 01/18/2017

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets aren't wasting their time dwelling on any past transgressions.

What matters now is not the adversity itself, but how you deal with it.

So as the club looks to put the brakes on a four-game losing streak here tonight against the visiting Coyotes, who took a 4-3 win over the Jets late last week at Arizona's Gila River Arena, they have every reason to be motivated.

It's the opener of a four-game home stand, and the time is now to get this ship pointed in the right direction.

"Let's go on a streak here," said forward Shawn Matthias. "We just had four losses, so let's get hot here at the right time in front of our fans. They deserve to see a solid effort. We're going to give them that.

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Familiar face to push competition in goal

Ondrej Pavelec recalled as Jets prepare for four-game home stand

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

PRACTICE | Pavelec Called Up

PRACTICE | Pavelec Called Up

Ondrej Pavelec, Connor Hellebuyck, Michael Hutchinson and Paul Maurice talk about Tuesday's roster move and what it means moving forward

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WINNIPEG - A familiar face was on the ice when the Winnipeg Jets went through a 40-minute skate at MTS Centre today.

Fresh off being recalled from the Manitoba Moose, Ondrej Pavelec was stopping pucks at an NHL practice for the first time since training camp in the fall.

"I was happy. I was surprised as well. I haven't played there in four months, and all of a sudden I got the call," said Pavelec. "I remember my first year pro I got called up in two days after I got sent down. Anything can happen. Of course I was aware of the situation that the chance may never come. That's the life. That's hockey."

The 29-year-old Pavelec has played in 18 games with the Manitoba Moose this season, posting a .917 save percentage and a 2.78 goals against average. His most recent start saw him make 43 saves in a 4-1 Moose win over the Chicago Wolves on Sunday.

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Jets recall Ondrej Pavelec

Ben Chiarot placed on IR

by Winnipeg Jets Press Release @WpgJetsPR / WinnipegJets.com

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club, in conjunction with its AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, announced today they have recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the Moose. Ben Chiarot has been placed on retro-active injured reserve to Jan. 11 with an upper-body injury.

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Infographic: Jets vs Sharks

Jets end road trip with 5-2 loss in San Jose

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

The San Jose Sharks scored four goals over the first 40 minutes, and the Winnipeg Jets couldn't rally, dropping a 5-2 decision at SAP Center.

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Ward's two points help Sharks top Jets

Hutchinson stops 27 of 31 as Jets drop fourth straight

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The Winnipeg Jets are heading home with only one of a possible six points on a three-game, three-and-a-half day swing through the pacific.

The San Jose Sharks hit for the cycle in Monday's matinee, scoring shorthanded, twice at even strength and one other on the power play to defeat the Jets 5-2 at SAP Center.

Josh Morrissey and Mark Scheifele scored Winnipeg's lone goals, while Michael Hutchinson made 27 saves.

"We just gave up a little too much," said captain Blake Wheeler. "When you're in these situations and things aren't going your way, you sometimes try to do too much and it ends up costing you, giving up too much on the other end.

"Kind of the same story."

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GAME DAY: Jets finish up road trip in San Jose

3:00pm CT - TV: TSN3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Winnipeg Jets @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

Video: JetsTV Road Report

JETS GAME NOTES

Tonight's Game

The Winnipeg Jets finish a three-game road trip this afternoon in San Jose against the Sharks…The Jets lost 3-2 in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and are 0-1-1 on the road trip so far…Drew Stafford and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Jets against the Kings, while Mathieu Perreault had two assists…The Sharks have lost two in a row and are 2-3-1 in January…The Jets return home following tonight's game to begin a four-game homestand on Wednesday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

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